Skip to comments.Pollinating with Politics: If itís time to plant the garden it must be Spring, right?
Posted on 04/04/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Another day, another opportunity for political propaganda. Today its all about the bees.
White House Bees to be precise
Washington, DC - A new pollinator garden, a new pawpaw tree, and oat seeds for her South Lawn plot: First Lady Michelle Obama had a series of historic firsts and sunny weather on Wednesday afternoon as she welcomed an excited crowd of local school children and members of FoodCorps to the sixth annual Spring planting of her White House Kitchen Garden.
Clad in black jeans, a grey t-shirt, a billowy steel-grey anorak and black leather tennis shoes,
Mrs. Obama was ebullient as she arrived shortly after 3:00 PM and welcomed her guests:
Cue the ebullience:
White House Kitchen Garden
3:37 P.M. EDT
MRS. OBAMA: Hey, people! Little people and big people. How are you guys? This is the sixth annual planting of the White House kitchen garden -- six times weve done this over six years. Pretty amazing, huh?
MRS. OBAMA: So guess what were doing differently this year? We are going to plant something called a pollinator garden. Did you hear about this?
MRS. OBAMA: So just for the folks at home who have not heard about a pollinator, but a pollinator garden helps to encourage the production of bees and monarch butterflies. And why do we need to do that? You guys -- just yell it out.
STUDENT: Because they pollinate the plants.
And cue the propaganda:
MRS. OBAMA: They pollinate the plants, they help the plants grow. But why do we need to help bees and butterflies -- whats happening to them? Yell it out. Theyre dying because of disease -- we dont even know why some beehives are just totally disappearing. But that could be a problem for the planet because if you dont have insects and great pollinators to pollinate the plants, it could affect our food source, it could affect our ability to continue to grow things. And that would be a problem.
Thats right. All the bees are dying because of our big fat carbon footprints, GMA plants and pesticides. All things the Republicans and Big Food are in favor of. So lets all be good little bees and take this message of impending doom home to mommy and daddy or your 2 mommies or 2 daddies. So they will buy an electric vehicle, or ride mass transit. And start boycotting Big Food.
And why else are bees important? Thats right! Because they make honey; and we need honey to make Big Guys favorite beverage! No not mead, butt thats a very good answer.
Butt Im talking about our homemade Big White Honey Ale.
I dont always drink Honey Ale, butt when I do, I want my name on it.
So, everybody, back to work now. Weve good beer to make.
Excuse me, does that box say fine Swiss foods? Whats up with that?
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I’m glad she was able to color-coordinate her watering can with her all-gray outfit. I bet the gardener’s in the doghouse with Bo because he couldn’t track down gray gardening gloves.
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